Balloon Ball and Random Questions

Balloon Ball was one of my favorite games growing up.  You stand in a big circle of kids and hit a balloon around, trying not to let it hit the ground before you hit it.  If it hits the ground before you can get to it, you’re out.  Great fun.  And you know what?  It’s still one of my favorite games.  I taught it to the kids at the North Grand Villas a year or two ago, and we still play it at least once a month.

I took a few pictures on Thursday of the fun after one of the kids got me out.

Everyone seems enraptured by the floating balloon in this one.

Here Logan gets ready to serve the balloon. 

Also, completely unrelated to balloon ball, last week’s North Grand Villas girls Bible study reminded me of why I like working with kids who didn’t grow up in church.  We had one of those days when our Bible study turned into an “ask-Brooks-and-Brenda Trafton-random-theological-questions” session.  They don’t know about Sunday School questions or answers, and no question is considered out-of-bounds. 

The kids are completely real.  So on Tuesday they asked things like, “Who created God?” to, “So did Adam and Eve’s kids have to marry each other to have a family?  If they did, that’s nasty!”  They go off on tangents like this during our youth Bible studies every couple of months.  We can get into about any subject – drugs, race, sex, sin, creation, angels, demons, predestination – you name.  It keeps me on my toes.  Nothing is out of bounds for those kids.  And I like it that way.


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